17 hours ago
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
200,000 Lindens Raised at Veterans' Isle For Charity
Sunday May 31 at Veterans' Isle was the scene of the monthly benefit for "Homes For Our Troops." From 5PM SL time to 9PM, four live musicians performed for the crowd. Frets Nirvana, who helped organize the event, gave the following announcement:
To learn more about the Homes For Our Troops visit https://www.hfotusa.org
We have another great lineup of premier talent from the Second Life musician community.
5 PM - Chapman Zane
6 PM - Grif Bamaisin
7 PM - Frets Nirvana
8 PM- Red Heaven
Chapman Zane was the first to take the stage, for the audience whom danced while he played or just stood and enjoyed the music. In the second hour, Grif Bamaisin took over to play for the people. For the third hour, Frets himself took his guitar to strum some tunes. The final hour was handled by Joel Elide, whom had a couple earphones over his head as he played.
At 8:30, Frets Nirvana offered a challenge. If 150,000 was in the kiosks by 9PM. he would add an additional 25K. People edged it forward with donations from 25 to 1000 Lindens, then someone made a huge donation at 8:40 putting it over the mark by several thousand, "We now have 155,000 in the homes!"
A couple days later, Frets would make an announcement on Facebook:
A special thanks goes out to our performers and their managers at our scheduled monthly benefit. Chapman Zane, Grif Bamaisin and Red Heaven ((Joel Eilde), and their managers Ceithlin Zane and Bonita Denimore all gave an outstanding performance. Thank you for your kind support. In addition, other's helped with their own efforts with events this month.
Thank you Victoria KJeller, Dave Smith (Anek Fuchs), Sparkie Cyberstar and Angel Manor, and Meegan Danitz at Rhi's After Dark for letting me conduct my own effort there this last month. Additionally Felena Avro and Coolsix Rocking Country who conducted a benefit. And as usual thank you for Dahlea Milena for all you do at Veteran's Isle in Second Life. And of course thank you to everyone who donated.
It is an honor to be a part of this effort. Let's keep it going!
The next Veterans Isle benefit is on Sunday, June 28.